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Pago Pago Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Tucson, AZ (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-05-28 11:04 am   Permalink

A Frame,

That Pago Pago lamp looks inspirational!!



The Tropics menu was not the only image "borrowed" by Bob and Homer for the Pago Pago. They also appropriated this Trader Vic's menu rather unabashedly!




DC


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-05-28 11:46 am   Permalink

Interesting note on the "borrowing" of artwork from others. I'm thinking that this was done back then because they didn't have access to an "internet" full of material like we have today. So both inspiration for, and creation of, materials was done by plagiarism more frequently back then than it is today. Getting away with doing it was probably also much easier, and I'm guessing that the copyright laws weren't as strong back then either.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-12-16 4:24 pm   Permalink

A few different match-covers I spotted from the Pago Pago in Tuscon with some nice graphics.







Interesting to note the address on the matchbox was listed as 2201 Miracle Mile - which was a name given to the main drag streets of Oracle Road, Miracle Mile and Drachman Street.

Also found a nice old photo of the exterior and the sign.



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rconnelly
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Joined: Apr 05, 2015
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Posted: 2015-04-05 1:30 pm   Permalink

Help!

I am doing research about retro restaurants in Tucson and came across this forum. I would love to actually talk with someone who worked at the Pago Pago or Aku Aku or any other Dean Short Restaurant. in person, by email or phone.


 
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